Praha (Prague), 1945. Paperback. Item #38754
Original paper wrappers with colorful illustrated dust jacket, 8vo, 83 pages, plus 12 plates of facsimiles and photos of survivors taken by Burger just after liberation, (including one photo of former Sonderkommandos) . Original 1945 edition Adolf Burger’s memoirs about his journeys through the Nazi concentration camps and his work in the counterfeiting workshop in Oranienburg, narrated by Sylva and Oskar Krejci. His memoirs are the basis for the film, “The Counterfieters, ” which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. “Adolf Burger…took up a job in a printing house in Bratislava in 1938…he became one of those who received government-sponsored waivers from deportations as someone with skills indispensable for the country's economy. At the request of resistance members, Burger began to print false baptismal certificates for Jews scheduled for deportation, which stated that they had been Roman Catholic from birth, or baptized so before World War II. Slovaks with such documents were not deported. Burger's activity was discovered. He was … deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp…After eighteen months at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Burger's training came through for him once more. He was selected for Operation Bernhard, transferred to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1944, and eventually to the Ebensee site of the Mauthausen camp network where he was liberated by the US Army on 6 May 1945 (Wikipedia, 2016) . The covers use a montage design of US currency, British documents, and Burger’s concentration camp insignia. SUBJECT(S) : WWII, Resistance, Concentration Camps. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Some tears to jacket at folds, Minimal stains and slight toning. Very good condition. Dramatic and attractive. (HOLO2-134-63A).